I have an image-providing nginx web server (without apache).
I'm considering to turn keep-alive on of nginx.
But, I'm not sure how many tcp connections will be reused.
Normally, a user see many images (about 7, probably) on one our web page.
I found that internet explorer 6 makes only 2 connections for one host. http://www.stevesouders.com/blog/2008/03/20/roundup-on-parallel-connections/
In this case, I think many requests can utilize same connections.
However, chrome 4+ may make 6 connections immediately when a user see a page even though a page contains 6 images.
In this case, connections may not be utilized at all.
Am I right?
Will keep-alive work well on our nginx server?
What do you suggest?